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Establishing a Dental Clinic in a Hospital Emergency Department
Promising Practice

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Operations, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Promising/Best Practices

Resource Subtopic: Oral Health.

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFO's, CIO, COO's, CMO's, etc)
Secondary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: National Network for Oral Health Access (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This promising practice follows Community Health Center of Franklin County in Massachushetts. This health center established a dental clinic in a hospital emergency department as an emergency room diversion strategy for patients experiencing dental problems.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.